Attorney Robert R. Smith

Attorney Robert (Rob) R. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience maintaining a general practice of law providing legal representation for businesses and individuals in civil matters in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is licensed to practice in both their local and Federal courts, and has handled cases at all court levels, including the appellate level. He holds a BV Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell establishing him as one of Maryland’s top lawyers.

Before joining his current firm in 1989 Rob engaged in the general practice of law with large law firms in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., worked on Acting Governor Blair Lee’s legal staff in Annapolis, and represented a major state agency as a member of the Maryland’s Attorney General staff. As a seasoned attorney, Rob has seen legal issues from all perspectives, and understands the importance of legal protection to businesses and individuals alike.

Rob can represent you in all phases of civil litigation in any Maryland or DC court. He is licensed and a member of the bar in the following Courts:

  • Maryland Trial and Appellate Courts
  • The D.C. Superior Court
  • The Maryland and District of Columbia District Federal Courts
  • The Maryland and District of Columbia Federal Bankruptcy Courts

When the courtroom is not an option, Rob can provide general legal advice, effective legal representation in negotiations, and negotiate settlements of cases such as personal injury claims, business disputes, contract disputes, and private transactions.

Attorney Robert R Smith | Franch & Smith, P.A., Annapolis, Maryland

Robert (Rob) R. Smith Fast Facts

Born: Washington, D.C., February 10, 1950

Bar Admission: Maryland, 1975; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1985; District of Columbia, 1985; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1985.

Education: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1972);
 University of Maryland (J.D., 1975).

Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts II, Estates and Trusts, Administrative Law.

Positions: Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review, 1974-1975. Author, “Recent Decision (Polling of Jurors),” Vol. 33, No. 3, p. 359, Maryland Law Review, November, 1973. Assistant Attorney General, State of Maryland, Department of Transportation, 1979-1984.

Community Activities: Annapolis Habitat for Humanity, Founding Attorney and Board Member, 1987-1990; General Counsel, 1989.
U. S. Figure Skating Championships, Baltimore, Maryland.
The District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland State Bar Associations, member.
Member Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis.